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Tobacco and Health


Need on-the-go encouragement as you start your journey to becoming tobacco-free? VA’s SmokefreeVET sends daily text messages that provide support, encouragement, and tips for quitting tobacco products like cigarettes and chew. SmokefreeVET works on any mobile phone with texting capabilities and is available in English and Spanish.

“I’ve been trying to quit for years, this program has helped me accomplish my goal. Thank you for the support.”

What To Expect When You Sign Up

Sign up for SmokefreeVET when you are ready to set a quit date within the next two weeks. Based on the quit date you pick when you sign up for SmokefreeVET, you will begin to receive text messages that prepare and support you in your quit attempt.

SmokefreeVET Text How-To Guide (English | Spanish)

You can sign up for SmokefreeVET in English by texting VET to 47848 or by visiting

You can sign up for SmokefreeVET in Spanish by texting VETesp to 47848 or visiting

When you sign up for SmokefreeVET, you can expect to receive:

  • Text messages with tips and encouragement for up to six weeks after your quit date
  • Three to five messages per day
  • Additional real-time text support when you text one of SmokefreeVET’s keywords — URGE, STRESS, SMOKED, DIPPED — to 47848

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